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FEE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY
Volume 31, No. 49
Hartford. Perquimans County. N.C., Thursday, December 18, 1975
- Joe W. Nowell Jr., chair
man of the Chamber of
Committee has announced ,
that appropriate Bicenten
nial items including
Christmas cookbooks will go .
on sale in the downtown
area at the latter part of this
week. This Bicentennial
booth will be manned on
Church Street by volunteers
' of the Bicentennial Commit
tee and civic groups. Pro- .
itceeds from the sale of
Bicentennial items will go
toward special projects to
be sponsored during the
Bicentennial year. -
v The Perquimans County
courthouse offices will be
closed for the Christmas
holidays from Wednesday,
..Dec. 24 through Friday,
Dec. 26. Offices will reopen
on Monday morning. . .
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WALK-A-THON PROCEEDS Lee Tunnell, chairman for the Cerebral Palsy Walk-A-Thon
sponsored by the Perquimans County Jaycees presents a check in the amount of
12175 to Andrell Henry, CP. chairman for this area. Looking on is Welly White, Jaycee
president. (Newbern photo) .
William E. Byrum, principal of Perquimans County High
School has released the following honor roll listings for the
second Six weeks period: . , : , ;
.-vY;:'V:V: ' V.-'- A HONOR ROLL
Donna Stallings, Debbie L. Ferrell, Cheryl Starlings,
Elftpra JRosei, JaneL.BjddilVBrewJ-Waltc. Claudia
' Winslow, Wayne Tarkenton, Suzy Towe, Cindy Hendren,
, xerrie Harrell, Sandra Perry, Ann Overton, Donna Phillips,
Prlscilla White, Debbie Meads, Peggy Stallings.
A-B HONOR ROLL
Beth Brown, Cathy Byrum, Lloyd Evans, Peggy Harris,
Lynette Johnson, Russell Lassiter, Brenda Sawyer, Mattie
Armstrong, Judie Dail, Cindy Gossage, Debbie Harden,
Malinda Hurdle, Janet Jennings, Diane Rogerson, Tanya
Spear, Lynn Downing, Phillip Harrell, Edward Wills,
George N. Felton, Joyce Holley, Kathy Godfrey, Diane Har
ris, Mary W. Hurdle, Mirian Hurdle, Joann Meads, Cathy
Newberry, Sharon Riddick, Reginald Stepney, Ann Ward,
Calvin Whedbee, Julie Samuelson, Donna Thach, Nancy
White, Beth Winslow, Rita Moore, Edwell Zachary, Johnnie
Wilson, Chris Hinton, Brenda Schultheiss, Kathy Nelson,
" -Helen Banks, Paulette Johnson, Anne Winslow, Crystal
Foreman, Kent White, Carol D. Felton, Tyronne Hill, Patty
Riddick, Cheryl Skinner, Wallace Phillips, Clarence Chap
pell, Anna Harrell, Carol Lane, Brenda Moore, Teri
Copeland, Yvonne Baker, Susan Rogerson, Paula Wood,
Beth Swindell, Rita Rogerson, Dwaine Hinton, Beverly
' Eure, Freda Vaughan, Carlin Whitehurst, Alverta White,
Robin Jordan, Darlene Jones, Leola Jones, Linda Jones,
Linda Overton, Tony Skinner, Toni Spellman, Angela
White, Cynthia Wills, Coleen Parks, Herman White, Sandra
" Lane, Susan Banks, Mark Winslow, Valorie Perry, Bridget
Dale, Mary Bryant, Dennis Symons; Darrell Stevenson.
No School Friday
All Perquimans County Schools will dismiss Friday, Dec.
19 at 11:30 a.m. for the beginning of the Christmas Holiday. ,
No lunch will be served. Students will return Monday, Jan. 5
for a regular full-day schedule.
- THURSDAY, DEC. 18
, Clyde Weathers, Farm Management Specialist N.C.
Agricultural Extension Service, will be at the Perquimans
County Office Building to meet with farmers and Agri
businessmen to discuss good farm business records. The
. meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The Perquimans C.B. Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the
Municipal Building in Hertford. "
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Hertford BPW Club meets. :
' Hertford Lions Club meets. '.' ,
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Hertford Fire Department meets. 1
1 SATURDAY. DEC. 2
: The Belvidcre-Chappell Hill Volunteer Fires Department
will sponsor a Turkey Shoot from noon until. The shoot will
be held at the fire station and a concession stand will be
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Issues Do 's & Don 't 's
For Holiday Safety
The Christmas season
usually goes hand in hand
with traditions. Many tradi
tions revolve . around the
decorating of the Christmas
tree, and the purchasing of
gifts for loved ones and
fr lends. Uaderwriters
' Laboratories Inc., a'not-for-'
profit' organization testing
for public safety, and your
local fire department, would
like to offer a few tips to help
make your holiday safe
not sorry. -
DO be carefeul when buying
When purchasing your
Christmas tree this year,
buy a firm, fresh tree. Store
it in a cool place with the
base of the tree in water .
until ready to be decorated.
If you are buying an ar
tificial tree be sure to look
for the UL Label which tells
you it is classified as flame
DO make a check of the
decorations you use '
Remember to check the
decorative lighting strings
for frayed wires, broken
cords, and loose sockets.
These conditions pose poten
tial electrical hazards. Use
only light strings that bear a
When trimming the
tree, avoid using oandles or
other decorations that may
ignite easily. Keep the tree
away from the fireplace,
radiator, and the T.V. set
any . source of heat may
cause the tree to become
dry, thus creating a fire
DON'T overdo it
; Be sure not to overload
the electrical circuit' in.
your home, The wires that
carry more current than
they can handle may
overheat and cause a fire.
Read manufacturer's In
structions on lighting str
ings carefully and do not use
more than the recommend
ed number of lights in one
Christmas decorations ,
are beautiful and very
pleasant to look at.
However, when you leave
your home or retire for the
night, turn off the light sets,
colored spot lights, or other
DON'T settle for the
fWhen purchasing gifts
for the people you care
about take time out to check
for the UL Label. Gifts of
electric food blenders, hair
dryers, hot combs, and the
like are tested for safety by
Show that you care check
for the UL Label.
Be safe and happy this
Christmas season. When
preparing for the. holidays
take the extra steps to show
you care follow the Do's
and Don'ts outlined above.
You'll be glad you did.
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I,!er.iers of t' a Volunteer I '.re Department
7.zKtrci a cell Monday ariomoon at approximately 2
p.m. to I'.r.i a tla:e in one room of a moLiie home o Eeach
Board Of Education
Votes For One Change
In School Organization
In a special meeting Monday night, the Perquimans
County Board of Education voted to make one change
In the organization of the county's schools.
Effective with the 1976-77 school year, seventh and
eighth gipde students at Hertford Grammar School
will be attending Perquimans Union School. That
school will consist of grades five through eight with
all seventh and eighth graders in the county attending
Union School. Hertford Grammar School will consist
of grades kindergarten through six and Perquimans
Central Grammar School will remain grades
Kindergarten through four.
Prior to this decision, several community meetings
were held throughout the county by the Board of
Education to discuss the possibility of reorganization.
Chamber Of Commerce
Manager Cites Personal
Reasons For Resigning
Jim Roberson, full-time
manager of the Perquimans
County Chamber of Com
merce will be resigning
from that position effective
December 31. Roberson
began his official duties on
In a telephone interview,
Roberson cited his reasons
for leaving as "purely per
sonal." He did say that the
person holding the job of
chamber manager needs to
live in the county instead of
commute. He pointed out
that at this time he cannot
move to the county and
therefore feels that his
resignation is the best move.
He said, "I regret the cir
cumstances that prevail,
but one doesn't think of
these things at the beginn
ing. They just develop."
Roberson added that he will
probably retire completely.
Concerning the announce
ment, Wayne Ashley, presi
dent of the Chamber of Com
merce said, "It is with
regret that we accept his
resignation." Ashley added
that the Executive Commit
tee of the Chamber of Com
merce is in the process of
searching for a replacement.
Bryant Says Water Bond
Vote Is Compliment To
People Of The County
"The Perquimans County Water Bond passed by a very
large majority, over 20 to 1", according to Richard H.
Bryant, Chairman of the Perquimans County Planning
Board. "This is a real compliment to the people of
Perquimans County and it's towns and villages. It proves
once and for all that it really is the molehill that causes us
trouble-in the big things we are as one," further states
. Bryant. .
"The County Commissioners have not as yet set a
deadline on sign-ups for the water system. Frank
McGoogan is employed by the county to sign-up any
homeowners that wish to sign up. His office is in the
Perquimans County Office Building on U.S. 17 Business
South in Hertford. The deposit fee is ten dollars with fifteen
dollars due when the meter is installed. In case you miss
Mr. McGoogan, some of us in the Building will be glad to
assist you in signing up," according to Bryant.
"No matter where you live in the county, if you want to be
hooked to the water system, you should sign up. The
engineers will use the maps we are compiling to determine
where the water lines will go. If you live on a road with only
a few homes your chances of getting a line would be better if
all the houses sign up, so talk with your neighbors and
encourage them to join you in this worthwhile venture,"
Bryant states in conclusion.
The six Northeastern Nor- of Martin County and Kathy ' SjJC Cial DeadllJlG
th Carolina counties in the
Alliance for Progress, Inc.
were represented at a
Citizens Training Institute
held Dec. 12-14 in New
Those attending included
Robert Horton of Bertie
County, John Schroeder of
Chowan County,, Bryan
Salter of Gates County,
Richard Gadsdeen of Hert
ford County, Ben Courtney
of Martin County and Kathy
Newbern of Perquimans
County. Also attending were
Richard Baker, director of
Alliance for Progress:
Gaynor Mills, director of the
Access to Mainstream; and
Julio George, director of the
Rockefeller Program for
The meeting was spon
sored by the National Com
mittee for Citizens in
For Next Week
Due to the Christmas Holiday, the Perquimans
Weekly will come out a day early next week on
December 24. Any person having a news item or
advertisement to appear in that issue must have it in
to the newspaper no later than 11 a.m. on Monday,
Dec. 22. This same schedule will also apply the
following week when the paper will appear on Dec. 31
instead of January l.
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Springs Road belonging to Ms. Pearl Hunter who was not ,
at home when the fire started. The call was put in to the'
fire department by Clarence Shackleford vjio was passing
by and noticed flames. Most of the damage was limited to
the bedroom area and firemen said it was a guess that the
fire started from the mattress. (Newbern photos)